GAP Audit Checklist

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GAP Audit Checklist (Good Agricultural Practices)

Used this template to confirm compliance with food safety practices in cultivation. Improved, according to the farming practices.

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Checklist for Farm Inspection

Use this template to carry out a check on an agricultural holding. Easily adapt the checklist to your needs.

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What is a GAP Audit Checklist?


Farmers usually need a Good Agricultural Practice certificate to guarantee the quality of their products as a supplier. With the help of a checklist you can easily identify potential food safety hazards of fruit and vegetables. In this way you can assure that you are carrying out a good agricultural practice and you can do business with various customers, including those who demand high quality.



This Article deals with:


1. What Should Be Included in a Gap Checklist?


2. Preparation for a GAP Audit


3. Advantages of a Digital GAP Audit



What Should Be Included in a Gap Checklist?



There are a lot of regulations in agriculture. To comply with them, your good agricultural practice checklist should include:


  • You only use the plant protection products and fertilizers that are approved in your state.

  • You follow the instructions of the products you use. For instance you pay attention to the waiting times for pesticides.

  • Keep within the upper limits for fertiliser application.

  • Your field sprayers have a valid inspection label/certificate.

  • Only qualified persons carry out the pesticide measures.

  • Annually a soil analysis is carried out. The annual nutrient comparisons for nitrogen and phosphate at farm level are available.

Note that this is only a summary of the minimum requirements. So you should make your checklist more detailed or use one of our ready-to-use GAP templates.



Preparation for a Gap Audit



Before you carry out an usda gap inspection of your farm, you should follow these steps:


1. Make sure that the checklist meets the requirements for certification.


2. Read the recommendations for agricultural products, i.e. which products you use best and how to use them.


3. Check whether the GAP audit is at all suitable for you and your production. Also consider the requirements of your customers.


4. Carry out an internal audit to identify possible errors or risks to food safety and identify potential for improvement.


After you have carried out the above steps, you can now apply for a GAP certification.



Advantages of a Digital GAP Audit



Why Digital?


You can perform any kind of quality and safety inspection simply by using a tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With Lumiform's desktop software you can create checklists and evaluate the data collected in the field. This significantly reduces the risk of quality loss of your crop, documentation errors and any damages to your reputation.


Spare time by analyzing all data more easily and identifying areas that need your attention more quickly. In addition, you won't have to search for your documents or specific pages.



Digitize Checklists and Internal Processes with Lumiform


  • The flexible checklist construction kit helps you to convert any individual paper checklist into a digital checklist within minutes.

  • With Lumiform, you can more easily comply with the ever-increasing legal requirements for agricultural processes and their documentation. Use the mobile app to document everything precisely via smartphone or tablet and let Lumiform guide you through all documentation processes by the system.

  • Clean, transparent documentation helps to avoid high fines. The easiest way to do this is with a digital solution such as Lumiform.

  • Reports are created automatically, which means you save yourself the complete manual post-processing.

  • Continuous improvement of quality and safety: The flexible checklist construction kit allows you to continuously optimize internal checks and processes.

  • Since Lumiform guides the examiner through the exam, no training is required.

  • Very easy to use: The app offers less complexity in documenting or filling out checklists than complicated paper or Excel lists.